Randi Lukaschik

MA, LAC, NCC

Randi Lukaschik

MA, LAC, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
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I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
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Offices

1050 Wall Street West Suite 310
Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071

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My Approach to Helping

Specialties: Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness, Chronic Impulsivity, Chronic Relapse, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dual Diagnoses, Eating Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Gambling Addiction, Grief Counseling, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Men’s Issues, Pregnancy Issues, Racial Identity Concerns, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Self-Harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sleep Concerns, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Testing and Evaluation, Transgender Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues

Education and Experience: I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas, Arlington [Magna Cum Laude, Distinguished Senior in Psychology], and went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the APA-Accredited program at Texas Woman's University. I completed my Pre-doctoral Internship at the APA-Accredited program at Texas Tech University, and completed my Post-doctoral Residency at Family Health Care Network in Visalia, California. I have been independently licensed to practice as a Psychologist in California since 2013 and in Texas since 2019. I am also certified by the Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS) as a Treatment Specialist for Diverse Populations (2014) and as a Treatment Specialist for Concerns Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (2018).

I have extensive experience providing individual, couple, and group psychotherapy. And over the course of my career, I have had the privilege to work in a variety of treatment settings (i.e., primary health care, community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, university counseling centers, the US Air Force, and providing telehealth), and with a range of clientele ranging from the "worried well" to individuals struggling with severe, pervasive mental illness.

My Philosophy: I approach my work from a collaborative, strength-based perspective, and believe that all growth and change in therapy is contingent on first creating a viable, corrective emotional experience for the client. I primarily draw from a Relational-Cultural theoretical orientation (Miller & Stiver, 1997) that emphasizes both the interpersonal nature of therapy and the important role that culture plays in how we define ourselves and relate to one another. This relational approach to therapy helps to support the development of a strong working alliance in which clients can begin to challenge existing patterns of thought (Cognitive Therapy) and practice new ways of relating to self and others (Behavioral Therapy).

I believe the therapist’s primary goal should always be the creation and maintenance of an environment in which the client feels the safety and security necessary to minimize resistance and take interpersonal risks in session. I view therapy as a dynamic, interactive process, and believe that a therapist’s most useful tools are their authenticity, transparency, and willingness to provide timely, genuine feedback to the client.

HobbiesInterests: Family and friends are really important to me, and I enjoy spending time with them. I also have a rescue pup named Barkley, who continues to think that we’re roommates, no matter how much I try to convince him otherwise. I enjoy cozy dinners in, trying new restaurants, modern and post-modern art, big action movies, and live music and theater

More Info About My Practice

Education: I earned by Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After completing my schooling at FDU, I chose to attend Montclair State University where I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am currently a member of Chi Sigma Iota, National Honor Society for Counseling, the American Counseling Association, am a National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Associate Counselor. During my Master’s Degree, I was a counseling intern at two partial care facilities where I gained experience working with a variety of clients.

PhilosophyApproach to Treatment: My approach to counseling is from a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify negative thoughts which can influence behavior. Establishing a strong connection with my clients is extremely important to me. I strive to create an open, caring, and safe environment to ensure that clients feel as comfortable as possible. I am open to clients expressing themselves through all different outlets and will incorporate journaling, drawing, coloring and mindfulness into my approach to treatment.

Outside Counseling: Outside of the counseling room in my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and staying active through exercises such as yoga, and dance. I also enjoying traveling, reading, writing and watching movies.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Including but not limited to Addiction, ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image Issues, Borderline Personality, Bi-Polar Disorder, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Chronic Mental Illness, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Learning Disability, Life Skills, MaritalPremarital, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Care, SexualityGender Identity, Self-Harming, Stress, Social Skills, Substance Abuse, Peer Relationships, Personality Disorders, Time Management, Weight loss, Women?s Issues

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Including but not limited to Addiction, ADHD, Academic Underachievement, Anger Management, Antisocial Personality, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image Issues, Borderline Personality, Bi-Polar Disorder, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Chronic Mental Illness, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Family Conflict, Gambling, Grief, Learning Disability, Life Skills, MaritalPremarital, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Care, SexualityGender Identity, Self-Harming, Stress, Social Skills, Substance Abuse, Peer Relationships, Personality Disorders, Time Management, Weight loss, Women’s Issuesrn

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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